Waiting On is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.
It begins as an assignment for English class: Write a letter to a dead person.
Laurel chooses Kurt Cobain because her sister, May, loved him. And he died young, just like May did. Soon, Laurel has a notebook full of letters to people like Janis Joplin, Amy Winehouse, Amelia Earhart, Heath Ledger, and more; though she never gives a single one of them to her teacher. She writes about starting high school, navigating new friendships, falling in love for the first time, learning to live with her splintering family. And, finally, about the abuse she suffered while May was supposed to be looking out for her. Only then, once Laurel has written down the truth about what happened to herself, can she truly begin to accept what happened to May. And only when Laurel has begun to see her sister as the person she was; lovely and amazing and deeply flawed; can she begin to discover her own path.
Why I’m waiting?
1. This book has a gorgeous cover! I’m so in love it. The colors are sooo pretty! I love how the colors shift from dark to light to show off the different times of evening. It just works really well together. I could stare it all day. You know what, I want it as a poster.
2. Letters! I’m excited to see how Laurel deals with her grief by writing to dead famous people. Writing letters can be therapeutic. I really hope I get all the ~feels when I read this.
What books are you waiting for?